How to Paint an Exterior Door


Exterior doors are subjected to a lot of abuse from both the elements and the people who live in the house. Over time, they may lose their appearance and become looking rather dull. If this is the case with your home's front door, then you should consider repainting it. The process itself is quite easy. All you have to do is follow these guidelines.
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The first thing that you need to do is remove the hardware and hinges. Using a screwdriver and a pair of pliers, take the handles out of the door. Once this is done, cover the glass (if any) with painter's tape.
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In order to ensure proper bonding with the paint, you need to clean the door thoroughly. Use a mixture of warm water and dish-soap to scrub off all dirt, dust and debris from the surface. Allow the door to dry properly, and then sand it over using a fine-grit sandpaper.
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Apply primer on the surface using a foam roller. The primer will strengthen the bond between the surface and the paint.

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Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Flo25878096
    on Jun 21, 2017

    How long I need to let it dry before, I close the door
    • Nancy JimsWife
      on Sep 10, 2017

      That would depend on weather conditions. Damp or dry, hot or cold temperature, etc. Lightly touch a corner to see if it feels tacky. When no longer tacky, ok to re-hang. Best to start early morning so you have plenty of time, but do not put in direct hot sunlight to dry. In the best of conditions, probably 3-4 hours - this should be detailed in the directions on the paint can.

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